Author [ES] [CA] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Some Guy Named Charley  (Read 9483 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Rtwo

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 4528
  • Bike: KTM 1290 SAS
  • Location: Co. Durham
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2015, 10:21:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jamstealer [+]
They should have done it on C90s.

Problem is that this Charlie and Ewan nonsense means that everyone thinks you need a mega expensive specialist "adventure "monster bike to do it, when a simple 250 single would actually be much better . ( if you really object to a C90)

The ground clearance on a C90 is terrible, I managed to wreck the cylinder and head on one, or it may have been a 70 ??  :001:

Anyway, a CG125 with some traily tyres would be ideal

The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
....George Orwell

Check the Facts !!

Offline Andylaser

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 1233
  • Heavy Metal
  • Bike: Black Roadie
  • Location: Southampton UK
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2015, 10:21:24 AM »
I reckon the Rally Raid CB500X would be a serious contender for a long off road adventure.


Offline Jamstealer

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 2277
  • Bike: Tiger 800
  • Location: Chalais, France
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2015, 10:55:03 AM »
If you want a " proper" Adventure motorbike , that is reasonably priced; very capable, and not over designed and full of useless crap, then there is only one choice:  CCM 450

http://www.ccm-motorcycles.com/gp450.asp
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, however, there is.

Offline fac191

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 1857
  • Bike: Super Tenere ES
  • Location: LONDON
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2015, 11:39:19 AM »
Oh, I will never watch tv again. I just can't believe how contrived it is.

Offline WylieCoyote45

  • Tiger Member
  • **
  • Posts: 47
  • Bike: 800XC
  • Location: Wrexham
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2015, 01:54:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jamstealer [+]
If you want a " proper" Adventure motorbike , that is reasonably priced; very capable, and not over designed and full of useless crap, then there is only one choice:  CCM 450

http://www.ccm-motorcycles.com/gp450.asp
Test ridden one and loved it.

Offline D8ona

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 1103
  • I'll see you on the dark side of the moon
  • Bike: 865 Scrambler
  • Location: Scotland
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2015, 03:29:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Andylaser [+]
Where might we find this info? :)
Horses mouth.... :084: or maybe someone who trained them in off roading... :084: or both...  :084:
There's someone in my head but its not me..?
Ducati MTS 950 - Monster 1100 Evo - Zed900RS - Scrambler 900 - 1998 Daytona 900 - 1997 Ducati ST2

Offline KildareMan

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 9018
  • Bike: Venom Yellow 800
  • Location: Naas Ireland
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2015, 04:09:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
Yes I did remember the fractured frame, etc. but still believe the Beemers faired better than any of the Triumph 'Adventure Bike' range could have managed without multiple times any off screen 'help' the BM's received.  :027:

Pure and utter speculation and therefore utter poppycock.

As I recall the young guy who's just finished a rtw on the 800cx lately had very few problems and certainly no broken frames, or fried electronics.
Anglo-Chilean Irishman - Lost again

Offline DaMonk45

  • Tiger Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 342
  • Bike: Explorer
  • Location: Texas
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2015, 08:52:00 PM »
 
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Pure and utter speculation and therefore utter poppycock.

As I recall the young guy who's just finished a rtw on the 800cx lately had very few problems and certainly no broken frames, or fried electronics.

 :493:

Offline grizzlybear

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 1125
  • Bike: tiger 800Xr
  • Location: Walsall UK
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2015, 10:18:13 AM »
You mean Chris Bowen, he done a cracking blog  :028:
https://cnbworldtour.wordpress.com/category/western-australia/

Safe Riding
Dave( Grizzlybear) honda 125T,  Z650C2, GPZ750, GTR1000, VX800, VN1500 ,2013 tiger800,2018 Tiger800Xr, CG125 and loads of C90`s  :)

Offline paul_o

  • Tiger Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 346
  • Bike: coming soon
  • Location: Sheffield
Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2015, 05:56:14 PM »

*Originally Posted by Jamstealer [+]
If you want a " proper" Adventure motorbike , that is reasonably priced; very capable, and not over designed and full of useless crap, then there is only one choice:  CCM 450

http://www.ccm-motorcycles.com/gp450.asp
Quoted for truth!
-------------------------
?? coming soon.....
11 Tiger 800 Road (long gone)
13 Tiger 1050 sport (long gone)
Aprilia RSVR

 


winded-staunch